Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is itchy, red, and dry skin that affects both adults and children alike. Eczema can be triggered by allergies to food or other sensitivities.

Usually a doctor will prescribe creams or oral medications. But there are many natural ways of treating eczema.

The Wellness Mama gives us a few of her proven remedies:

Natural Remedies for Eczema

Sea Spray

For eczema that is wet/oozing, I’ve found that drying it works better than trying to moisturize it and offers relief. For this, we use a homemade salt and magnesium spray. I’ve often heard people with skin problems say that they felt better at the beach, and it makes sense. Between the Vitamin D, the magnesium and the minerals in the water, the beach is great for skin health!

For those who don’t live near the ocean, this homemade spray can help achieve some of the same benefits at home.

Homemade Healing Salve

For scars or blisters from eczema that take longer to heal, a homemade healing salve was helpful for us. Our son would get eczema on his face before we were able to heal his gut and we are still working on reversing the scars from that. One thing that is helping is this homemade healing salve.

My homemade healing salve (or “boo-boo lotion”, according to the kids) is helpful on eczema as well as: cuts, bruises, stings, poison ivy and skin irritations. It also helps diaper rash and baby skin irritations- just don’t use with cloth diapers or line them first!

Here is the recipe.

You can find all 7 natural remedies in the blog post here.

If you have eczema, try one of these natural remedies and adjust your diet before resorting to Western medicine.

It may just make a huge difference!